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MSP urges action to counter spate of ‘spikings’ in Scotland

MSP urges action to counter spate of ‘spikings’ in Scotland

MSP urges action to counter spate of ‘spikings’ in Scotland

21 October 2021

Spiking by injection has been reported in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen in recent days.


Logan Mwangi: Boy, 14, appears in court charged with murder of five-year-old

Logan Mwangi: Boy, 14, appears in court charged with murder of five-year-old

Logan Mwangi: Boy, 14, appears in court charged with murder of five-year-old

21 October 2021

The teenager has appeared at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court.


Senior officer expresses regret over mistakes made in Stephen Port investigation

Senior officer expresses regret over mistakes made in Stephen Port investigation

Senior officer expresses regret over mistakes made in Stephen Port investigation

21 October 2021

The officer said he wishes he had ‘pushed harder’ to get specialist murder detectives to take over the case.


One house demolished as work continues to make blast scene safe

One house demolished as work continues to make blast scene safe

One house demolished as work continues to make blast scene safe

21 October 2021

A family of four were taken to hospital following the incident in Ayr on Monday evening.


Man charged with murder and terrorism over fatal stabbing of MP Sir David Amess

Man charged with murder and terrorism over fatal stabbing of MP Sir David Amess

Man charged with murder and terrorism over fatal stabbing of MP Sir David Amess

21 October 2021

The Conservative MP for Southend West was killed on Friday.


Edward VIII’s love letter fetches more than £7,000 at auction

Edward VIII’s love letter fetches more than £7,000 at auction

Edward VIII’s love letter fetches more than £7,000 at auction

21 October 2021

The letter to his mistress Freda Dudley Ward was written when he was the Prince of Wales in 1919.


Hospital bosses warn of nine-hour waits amid record A&E demand

Hospital bosses warn of nine-hour waits amid record A&E demand

Hospital bosses warn of nine-hour waits amid record A&E demand

21 October 2021

Staff in Newcastle were dealing with patient numbers higher than during the “worst winters”, despite it being only October.


Tory MPs voice concerns over face mask ‘obsession’ amid booster rollout fears

Tory MPs voice concerns over face mask ‘obsession’ amid booster rollout fears

Tory MPs voice concerns over face mask ‘obsession’ amid booster rollout fears

21 October 2021

Dr Andrew Murrison voiced concerns a focus on non-pharmaceutical interventions could ‘obscure’ the key message on getting people to have their jabs.


Church leaders’ message of reconciliation at Northern Ireland centenary service

Church leaders’ message of reconciliation at Northern Ireland centenary service

Church leaders’ message of reconciliation at Northern Ireland centenary service

21 October 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney were among dignitaries who attended the service.


Crackdown on buy now pay later sector looms as consultation is launched

Crackdown on buy now pay later sector looms as consultation is launched

Crackdown on buy now pay later sector looms as consultation is launched

21 October 2021

The Treasury has launched a consultation into bringing the buy now pay later sector under regulation.


Inquest jury told to find ex-soldier died of neck wound not police Taser

Inquest jury told to find ex-soldier died of neck wound not police Taser

Inquest jury told to find ex-soldier died of neck wound not police Taser

21 October 2021

Spencer Beynon, a former platoon sergeant from Llanelli, South Wales, died in 2016 after officers were called amid concerns over his behaviour.


Flood warnings issued and Thames Barrier closed in wake of Storm Aurore

Flood warnings issued and Thames Barrier closed in wake of Storm Aurore

Flood warnings issued and Thames Barrier closed in wake of Storm Aurore

21 October 2021

Heavy rain fell on Wednesday night and into the early hours of Thursday across southern England.


Indian PM Modi to attend Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow

Indian PM Modi to attend Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow

Indian PM Modi to attend Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow

21 October 2021

News comes after leaked documents show efforts by countries including India putting pressure on UN science body to change report.


Iceland to give away food on last day of shelf life to online customers free

Iceland to give away food on last day of shelf life to online customers free

Iceland to give away food on last day of shelf life to online customers free

21 October 2021

The supermarket says its ‘Free on Last Day of Life’ initiative has the potential to give away more than 1.3 million items worth £500,000 a year.


Welsh NHS boss warns of ‘hard period ahead’ as winter looms

Welsh NHS boss warns of ‘hard period ahead’ as winter looms

Welsh NHS boss warns of ‘hard period ahead’ as winter looms

21 October 2021

Dr Andrew Goodall said the dual challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic and other respiratory viruses will put enormous pressure on the NHS in Wales.


Dementia-friendly calendar created by woman with Alzheimer’s ‘a great legacy’

Dementia-friendly calendar created by woman with Alzheimer’s ‘a great legacy’

Dementia-friendly calendar created by woman with Alzheimer’s ‘a great legacy’

21 October 2021

Val Horncastle’s widower Keith says the Memory Calendar is a ‘great legacy’ for her to leave.


New Lumo train service linking London and Edinburgh launches

New Lumo train service linking London and Edinburgh launches

New Lumo train service linking London and Edinburgh launches

21 October 2021

The firm is competing with state run train operator London North Eastern Railway and airlines in providing Anglo-Scottish travel.


New terms in Oxford English Dictionary as language of climate crisis takes hold

New terms in Oxford English Dictionary as language of climate crisis takes hold

New terms in Oxford English Dictionary as language of climate crisis takes hold

21 October 2021

The special update of the authoritative dictionary is dedicated to the language of climate change.


Bill Turnbull taking leave of absence from Classic FM show for ‘health reasons’

Bill Turnbull taking leave of absence from Classic FM show for ‘health reasons’

Bill Turnbull taking leave of absence from Classic FM show for ‘health reasons’

21 October 2021

The former BBC Breakfast presenter has hosted a show on the station since 2016.


12 incidents of people being spiked with ‘something sharp’ probed by police

12 incidents of people being spiked with ‘something sharp’ probed by police

12 incidents of people being spiked with ‘something sharp’ probed by police

21 October 2021

It follows reports of other ‘spiking’ incidents in several parts of the UK.


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